People on Earth
By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
This is not just another atlas! From the origins of the human species to how much time people around the world spend on holiday; from the relationship between a country's wealth and its types of deadly disease to education rates versus average income, Who We Are And How We Live takes a unique look at our globe. Using innovatively designed maps alongside infographics, graphs and icons, this book explores the bigger picture of topics such as health, education, religion, language and politics. Explore in-depth how countries are governed around the globe, who has the highest obesity rates, how urbanisation rates affect the environment and how the life expectancy in a country is linked to its sanitation levels. The maps not only give an overview of location, but also provide a wealth of fascinating information that is beautifully designed. Written and illustrated by the award-winning Jon Richards and Ed Simkins, this book is another perfect example of how innovative design can deliver facts and figures in an absorbing and immediate way.
By Anna Nilsen, Dave Smith
Are you ready to journey around the planet to find Dad, a journalist who has been kidnapped? Help Zak and Leah solve the puzzles and save him!Battle your way through ten scenes and solve the puzzles, from brain-busting maths conundrums to spot-the-difference. Prepare to take a tour through a Machu Picchu maze, go hunting with the Inuits, discover the tallest skyscrapers in the world, dig into a gold mine and explore the Great Wall of China. You'll discover lots about the way people live, work and play around the world. There are search and find challenges on every page.Puzzle Heroes is an interactive series of very fun, visually-led books containing an adventure or challenge on every page. There are plenty of search-and-find elements in the style of Where's Wally?, combined with topics of educational value, where fun facts help with the challenges. This gives plenty of opportunity to use the book as an extra learning tool - but ultimately the quests are fantastic fun, engrossing readers to the extent that they won't realise they are learning.
P is for Paris
By Paul Thurlby
A richly illustrated alphabet book - perfect for children and adults alike.See the sights of Paris as never before - through the eyes of award-winning illustrator Paul Thurlby. Join him as he visits the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and the Louvre, as well as discovering some lesser known gems. This unique book is packed to bursting with the sights, sounds and smells of this unique and stunning city.Beautiful and covetable, this book deserves a place on every coffee table - as well as in every nursery.Also look out for: L is for London and NY is for New YorkPraise for Numbers: 'Stunning collection.' Guardian'Paul Thurlby's prints are so ludicrously beautiful that I am seriously tempted to blow the budget, order the whole lot and paper a wall with them.' India Knight, journalist and author
Pioneers of Science and Technology
By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw, Rita Petruccioli
In Pioneers of Science and Technology you'll say hello to Hypatia, an ancient Greek mathematician and astronomer. You'll learn about Lise Meitner, the heroic Jewish physicist who escaped the Nazis. You'll join Jane Goodall who lived in the jungle studying apes. These women are just a few of the many who followed their passion for science and technology, and weren't put off by people telling them they couldn't or shouldn't. And along the way they discovered radiation, wrote the first computer program, expanded our knowledge of the universe and flew into space. Curious, provocative, engaging, brave, and funny - women who change the world are diverse, intriguing and brilliant. Created by an all-women team and filled with wonderful illustrations, and engaging activities that will nurture your own varied skills, the Brilliant Women series compiles the stories of inspiring women from every field. Retelling their triumphs and adversities, this beautiful series of four books reveals and celebrates the women who have shaped the world we live in now. Perfect reading for the next generation of brilliant girls and boys. Suitable for readers aged 9 and up.
By Iain Zaczek
This title looks at the life and works of Paul Cézanne, including an examination of paintings such as The Château of Médan, The Card Players, The Lake of Annecy, The House of the Hanged Man, Mont Sainte-Victoire, Still-Life with Apples and Oranges and Woman with a Coffee Pot. It looks at the techniques and colour palette that Cézanne used in these works, encouraging readers to look more closely at the interesting elements of each painting. It also includes a timeline of his life, information on museums and galleries where his work is currently displayed and a chance for readers to use what they have learned to make their own painting in the style of Paul Cézanne.
By Pete May
A fun look at the World Cup that features all the facts and stats, lists and essential data that boys (and lots of girls!) of all ages love. This book counts down the ten best players in World Cup history, from Maradona to Manuel Neuer, and looks forward to the games and players that will light up the 2018 World Cup. Written by a successful journalist and social commentator with a particular interest in football, each book includes a big quiz so that readers can challenge their friends to see who is the real Football Expert! Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
By Rachel Blount
What's it like to be a police officer? Perhaps one day you might like to become a police officer too? In this book you will meet our policewoman, Amanda - and some of her colleagues - and see what she does at work every day. Find out what it is like to go on patrol, all about the kit she uses and what happens when they attend crimes.Brilliant introductory books for very young readers that follow real professionals around their place of work to give a flavour of what it means to work in a particular job. Perfect for readers aged 5 and up.
By Nancy Dickmann
Have you ever wondered where the Sun goes at night, what air is made of or how fossils form? Read this book to find out about our amazing planet and what makes it so special.Why is the sky blue? How long does a forest take to grow? Is it Mist or Fog? These are a few of the questions that are answered in the illustrated series Curious Nature. Natural phenomena are introduced as questions and answered in a simple and comprehensive way. Perfect for readers aged 6 and up.
By David West
Professor Pete knows lots about all sorts of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. Learn all about plated dinosaurs from pronouncing their difficult names to facts about their weight, what they eat, how fast they can run and where they used to live in the world. Children will soon become dinosaur experts.Following the same style as Nora the Naturalist's Animals and Safari Sam's Wild Animals, Professor Pete's Prehistoric Animals are brilliant introductory books for young readers aged 5+ in the high-interest area of dinosaurs.
By Hannah Phillips
Have you ever me the person who delivers the post to your home? Perhaps one day you might like to become a postal worker? In this book you will meet our postman, Shaun - and some of his colleagues - and see what he does at work every day. Find out what it is like to deliver the mail, how they stay safe and how they deliver special parcels and letters.Here to Help is a brilliant introductory series books for very young readers (aged 5 and up) that follow real professionals around their place of work to give a flavour of what it means to work in a particular job. Additional question boxes encourage the reader relate the information they are reading to their own experiences. Each book concludes with some advice on the type of person suitable for each job and the education and training you will need to qualify. Specially commissioned photographs of real professionals ensure the books are accurate and a true representation of what it is like to work in a range of public-facing jobs.
Population and Settlement
By Izzi Howell
Learn about population and how the number, age and gender of people living in a country changes across the globe. Explore different settlements, from ancient towns to the sprawling megacities of the future. Find out why and where people migrate and discover how we can protect our planet from the risks of overpopulation.Geographics is an engaging series with colourful infographics and photos used to illustrate universal geography topics such as volcanoes, rivers and earthquakes. Perfect for the geography curriculum at KS2 the series is suitable for children aged 8 and up.
By Nancy Dickmann
Have you ever wondered why flowers are colourful, what roots do or why plants have fruits? Read this book to find out how plants make food, grow and spread their seeds.Why is the sky blue? How long does a forest take to grow? Is it Mist or Fog? These are a few of the questions that are answered in the illustrated series Curious Nature. Natural phenomena are introduced as questions and answered in a simple and comprehensive way. Perfect for readers aged 6 and up.
By Jen Green
What are plants? Do you know the difference between an evergreen tree and a deciduous tree? How do insects help pollinate flowers and what role do birds and other animals have in helping plants? Explore the amazing variety of plants and the habitats they grow in and find out how plants get nutrients, which they need to grow and stay healthy. Discover why plants are so important to us - for food, medicine and clothing, too.Part of the series Discover Through Craft. Six books that explore key curriculum topics using a mixture of activities, quizzes, facts and crafts. For children aged 7-9.
By Katie Dicker
Learn all about pigs: do you know what they eat? Do you know what they need to be happy on the farm?These simple, friendly books look at some of the most common farm animals, showing how they live, what they eat, how they are cared for and why they are important to us. Each book takes on animal and explains its life cycle and its place on the farm. Perfect for readers aged 4 and up.
By Leon Gray
The polar lands at and seas around the North and South Poles are one of Earth's most unique and unspoiled habitats. Many plants, animals and people have made these cold, snowy and icy environments their home and are adapted to living there. They have to be tough to survive in a world where freezing temperatures, long dark winters, and fearsome predators are all challenges to survival. Find out about threats to these beautiful environments and why they are so important to life on Earth and how the may be used or may change in the futureBooks aimed at KS2 readers wanting to find out a bit more about world environments. Amazing Habitats explores six main habitats.
By M J Knight
Take an dip in the freezing waters of the poles and discover some of the amazing creatures that survive in these icy, seas and frozen lands. Hooves that dig, thick fur and swimming skills are just some of the special features these creatures have to help them hunt for food and stay alive. Some even huddle together to stay warm, but they all have bodies that are adapted to this unique habitat.What Animals Live Here? is a series of four books that explore four of the Earth's most interesting biomes and the variety of animals that live in them. Readers will encounter some familiar and some strange mammals, fish, reptiles, birds, insects and other invertebrates and learn about some of their incredible adaptations that mean they can survive in these environments. Short and simple blocks of text make these perfect books to dip into at random or read from cover-to-cover for readers aged 5+.
Potty Painters, Writers & other Barmy Artists
By Adam Sutherland
Discover all about the fascinating lives of some of the most unusual, quirky and eccentric characters in world history! Learn about the horror story writer who was afraid of the dark, find out why one famous artist paid workers to dig up a corpse, and how one of Britain's most famous authors managed to publish 80 books without writing a single word. Peppered with Crackpot Quiz questions and Mad, Bad and Truly Sticky Endings features this book is enthralling, entertaining and educational all at the same time!
By Izzi Howell
Which is colder - the North Pole or the South Pole? What is the colour of polar bears' skin? Who was the first person to visit both poles?Discover the answers to all of these questions and take a trip around the world and explore the poles. Discover the wildlife that can survive in these icy habitats and their extreme seasons. Travel back in time with the explorers who rushed to be the first to the poles, and find out about the people who live there today.The Fact Cat series takes children at nursery age through to Key Stage 1 and above on a journey to discover the world around them, learning about a vast array of subjects on the way from space and science to ancient history and geography!
By Paul Harrison
In 2013, following the shock resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, a little-known cardinal from Argentina was elected Pope. Jorge Bergoglio became the first Jesuit Pope, the first Pope from the Americas, the first Pope from the southern hemisphere and the first non-European Pope in over 1,000 years. But what is the background of this extraordinary man? And how did he go from Argentinian nightclub bouncer to Pope Francis, the leader of one of the most widely-practised religions in the world.The Pope looks at his remarkable story, and how, as Pope Francis, he has become such a popular and widely-celebrated leader. His humility, and his concern for the poor are examined, along with his views on the issues facing the Catholic Church.The Catholic faith, and the role it plays in the lives of people around the world, is explained, as is the Church's place in the 21st century.Some of the more complex terms and processes of the Church, for example the way in which a pope is elected, are explained in separate boxes on each spread.